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Leach XPress Up And Running

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Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas is now flowing through the $1.6 billion Leach XPress, as owner TransCanada Corp. put the 36-inch diameter pipeline into service Jan. 1. This pipeline stretches from the MarkWest Majorsville facility in Marshall County to Ceredo, W.Va., near Huntington. It ...

Bannon Tries To Make Amends

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WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon is trying to make amends. Faced with a growing backlash, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander in chief and praising Trump’s eldest son as “both a patriot and a good ...

Wheeling’s Jividen Appointed to Lead W.Va. Prison System

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A career federal prosecutor is now overseeing West Virginia’s prison system, state Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy announced. Governor Jim Justice announced today the appointment of Betsy Jividen of Wheeling as Commissioner of the West Virginia ...

Temperatures Are Set to Rise On East Coast

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BOSTON — The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida — although a warm-up is coming today. Burlington, Vermont, and Portland, Maine set records, with Burlington falling to ...

No Change for U.S. On North Korea Talks

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WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said Sunday the administration isn’t changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. Nikki Haley made clear that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would ...

Sole Winner in $559M Powerball

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MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. Since ...

From W.Va. to Maine, Arctic Air Blasts in New Low Temperatures

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By STEVE LEBLANC Associated Press BOSTON — The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida — although a warm-up is coming this week. Burlington, Vt., and Portland, Maine set ...

No Elevated Lead in Local Schools

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Ohio school districts in the past year and a half have tested drinking fountains and faucets inside hundreds of older buildings, finding that about 10 percent of the fixtures had elevated levels of lead in the water, state records show. But locally, a handful of school districts that applied ...

Martin Luther King Day Events Are Set for Jan. 14-15

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Wheeling Jesuit University and its partners from numerous faith-based communities have set the schedule of events for this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The weekend celebration begins at 1:15 p.m. Sunday with the annual MLK Day Interfaith March for Justice. Participants are ...

A Flurry of Snow Removal Notices Issued in Wheeling

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WHEELING —Owners of at least 30 downtown and Center Wheeling buildings have received notice for violating the new sidewalk snow removal requirement, which means they could face fines of $175 per labor hour if city employees ultimately do the work. “This is in no way mean-spirited,” ...

Donald Trump Is Fired Up And Furious About New Book

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he’s playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest cookies around. In a series of tweets, Trump defended his mental fitness and boasted about his brains, saying he is “like, really smart” ...

Deep Freeze Affects Millions

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NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington that vied for world’s coldest place. Jaw-clenching temperatures to start ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:53 a.m. Friday to 8:20 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 26 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 8:20 a.m., Eoff Street, mutual aid given. At 8:10 a.m., 16th Street, suspicious circumstance. At 4:38 a.m., ...

Cold Weather Doesn’t Deter Outdoor Workers in the Ohio Valley

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With bitterly cold temperatures gripping the Ohio Valley, most residents retreat indoors where they can control the temperature. For some workers, though, that just isn’t an option. People such as road and electrical workers and first responders often must remain outside even when ...

Ohio Valley Waterways Are Icing Over

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Frigid temperatures and icy conditions are nothing new to Lou Vargo. He has been a creek and river watcher for a couple of decades, and this week has been no different. Vargo is the Wheeling-Ohio County Emergency Management Agency director and is tasked with overseeing safety conditions ...